This recipe for black olives on pizza is incredibly delicious. It has a savoury passata anchovy sauce, salty, tangy capers and olives, and gooey mozzarella cheese. All these yummy ingredients are cooked on a crispy crust.
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This black olive pizza is a great way to save money on food during the week while satisfying cravings. I’ve included veggies on the side of this recipe for black olives with pizza for a healthier, more filling meal. This recipe with olives on pizza uses pre-made pizza dough, so the entire dish takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
This yummy recipe is versatile; you can include your choice of toppings besides pizza olives that fit your taste preferences. For example, you can boost the protein with cooked chicken, pepperoni, or other meat if you want a more filling dish.Here are a few other quick pizza-inspired recipes you can make during the week: Easy Tortilla Pizza, Pizza Toast, or Pumpkin and Mascarpone Pizza.
There are three types of olives which are usually used for pizza. Many think of black olives on pizza as the primary option. However, green and kalamata olives are also great options. When creating a vegetarian pizza, reach for green or black olives as they complement the other ingredients well. Use kalamata olives with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients, like feta cheese.
I think the best olives for pizza are black olives, as they’re more versatile. You can pair black olives with most other toppings.
Any pre-made pizza dough will work for this black olives on pizza dish. If you have additional time, you can also use homemade pizza dough. Gluten-free dough is also an excellent substitute.
Perhaps you don’t enjoy the flavour of anchovies or can’t find them in the store. If that’s the case, you can change the pizza sauce with anchovies to pizza sauce with mushrooms. You’ll need to add more salt to compensate for the lack of anchovies.
I’ve included broccoli as a side dish to this black olive pizza recipe to make it more filling. However, you can add any steamed veg to this meal for additional nutrients.
This recipe for black olives on pizza is great for those who want control over your pizza toppings. Add meat like pepperoni for a bold flavour and higher protein content. Or, toss on fruit like pineapple or tomatoes for a sweeter taste.
You can also easily turn this pizza with anchovy sauce into a gluten-free recipe by grabbing a gluten-free dough at the store. The other ingredients in this dish are already naturally gluten-free.
3. Meanwhile, blend the passata with the garlic, tomato puree and optional anchovies to a smooth consistency before spreading the sauce onto the crispy base. Spread your tomatoey sauce onto the crispy base (Image 3).
4. Then add half the capers & olives. Scatter the cheese before spreading the rest of the olives and capers to crisp up on top (Image 4).
5. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden & crispy (Image 5).
6. Season with flakey salt & black pepper and optionally garnish with fresh parsley. If you like a bit of heat, sprinkle some red pepper flakes to finish. Serve with you favourite vegetable, I used broccoli (Image 6).
Work with room-temperature pizza dough
Using dough that has not reached room temperature will be more challenging to work with. Cold pizza dough does not typically stay rolled out. Instead, it snaps back to its former shape like a rubber band. Allow cold dough to sit on the counter for about 30 minutes before beginning this recipe for black olives on pizza.
Use a pizza stone
You’ll want to use a pizza stone to create the best pizza. It helps cook the crust more evenly, creating a deliciously crispy bite.
Pre-cook the dough
Pre-cook the dough for the crispiest crust before adding the toppings. While you can add the toppings to the raw dough, it will likely prevent it from fully cooking, leaving undercooked bites in the middle.Don’t add too much sauce. Topping the pizza with too much tomato sauce can create a mushy crust, even if you pre-cook the dough. Aim for about ½ cup of sauce for a 12-inch pizza pie for the best results.
If you’re an olive fan, black olives on pizza are a great topping choice. They add a delightful earthy flavour to pizza recipes.
The best way to put black olives on pizza is by slicing them thinly first. Cutting them into slices makes it easier to place them where you want on the cheese. Arrange them however you’d like, and use as much as you’d like.
Perhaps you’re wondering, “What goes with black olives on pizza?”. If that’s the case, you’ll be happy to know they pair well with several ingredients. Add them to pizza with mushrooms, feta cheese, spinach, salami, anchovies, parmesan cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, or grilled veggies. They also work well with pineapple, pepperoni, and capers on pizza.
Typically, sliced black olives are added to pizza. Any canned variety will work for pizza recipes.
If you want a more filling meal, consider making the following dishes when you create puttanesca pizza: Panzanella Salad with Halloumi, Air Fryer Green Beans, or top the pizza with Viral Crispy Feta Eggs.
If you tried this Pizza with Black Olives and Capers recipe, it would be mean so much to me if you could leave a review & a star rating to let me know how you found it! I love hearing about your experiences – it motivates me to keep creating more and more recipes for you guys 💛 Let’s get cooking! – Mimi x